Linked by Nathan Mace on Thu 31st Jan 2002 18:45 UTC
FreeBSD By now, anyone who is even remotely related to an IT-type position has heard about Linux, and has most likely used it, if only to see what all the hype is about. However, GNU/Linux is not the only "free" Unix type OS available. FreeBSD and its cousins, NetBSD and OpenBSD are all offshoots of BSD UNIX, a commercial UNIX also known as Berkeley Software Distribution. This article will help you learn more about FreeBSD, its differences from Linux, and it will ease a potential migration process.
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This is kind of dissapointing.
by Rob on Fri 22nd Mar 2002 05:46 UTC

I opened this expecting to find something about migrating from Linux to FreeBSD. All I got was propaganda. Sure, all sides in the OS debate are constantly going off about how everyone else sucks, but I would have been happier reading a document with actual information on how to move data/applications, what to expect if you're a bash user suddenly faced with a tcsh shell, how to *use* ports, etc.

The only thing keeping me from using FreeBSD is the lack of documentation. The handbook is AWFUL. And if there's anything like the LDP and it's HOWTO's for FreeBSD, I can't find it. Can someone please point me to a place where I can get *concise* instructions on upgrading a ports tree, or how to configure RAID, or a CD Burner, or all those other things that I can find for Linux? That's what a migrating user needs!